Reports out of Yemen alleged a Syrian airstrike that killed dozens of people in what is being described as a retaliatory act. The United Nations said as many as 31 Yemeni civilians died in airstrikes on Saturday that the country’s Houthi movement claimed were retaliation by a Saudi-led coalition.
A U.S. warship intercepted an illegal shipment of Iranian missiles in the Arabian Sea this week. In a statement, U.S. Central Command said the USS Normandy detained a small sailboat with 150 anti-tank missiles onboard.
On Thursday, President Trump confirmed that the U.S. military has eliminated the leader of Al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula. In a statement, the president said the Pentagon killed Qasim al-Rimi during a counterterrorism operation in Yemen this week.